Jackson's Chameleon

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Male Jackson's Chameleon
Chaemeleo jacksonii

Photo of Male Jackson Chameleon
Owned by Gail J. Worth.     Photo by Gail J. Worth.

The Jackson's Chameleon is native to the higher altitude regions of Kenya and Tanzania. This species, which grows to a twelve inch length, bears 8-35 young after an approximate five to six month gestation. For proper health, chameleons should receive a varied diet with vitamin-mineral supplementation and full spectrum artificial lighting or natural unfiltered sunlight. Crickets, mealworms, waxworms, flies, moths, roaches, spiders, caterpillars, and snails are all excellent food items. The female Jackson's lacks the horns of the adult male, but some individuals have a single small horn. Jackson's do best in roomy, preferably well-planted enclosures and like humidity and a ten to fifteen degree temperature variation between day and night. Two males should not be housed in the same enclosure as they are aggressive.

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